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Prerequisite Courses for 2022 Application Cycle

The following courses are the University of Oklahoma course prerequisites. Students who completed their coursework elsewhere may check the course equivalency tables regarding course substitutions from other academic institutions. The OU-Tulsa PA program does not provide advanced placement or exemption from coursework for any student.

CourseCreditsDetails
English Composition I and II6 semester hours 
College Algebra or higher3 semester hours 
Psychology6 semester hoursRecommended courses include Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Developmental Psychology
Chemistry12 semester hoursGeneral Chemistry or above with lab as required for science majors.  Three hours must be Organic Chemistry with lab or Biochemistry with lab.
Microbiology with lab4 semester hours 

The following courses must be completed within the last 7 years

CourseCreditsDetails
Upper division science6 semester hoursMust be a 300 or 400 level biological science course.  Courses may include Genetics, Immunology, Virology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Embryology, Histology, Pathogenic Microbiology.  Community colleges do not offer upper division credit. Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry do not meet this requirement.
Human Anatomy with lab4 semester hoursCombined Anatomy and Physiology courses are acceptable provided the total credits received are a minimum of 8 semester hours.  A cadaver course is preferred, although not required.  Kinesiology and Exercise Science courses will not meet the requirement. 
Human Physiology with lab
4 semester hours
Combined Anatomy and Physiology courses are acceptable provided the total credits received are a minimum of 8 semester hours.  A cadaver course is preferred, although not required.  Kinesiology and Exercise Science courses will not meet the requirement. 

Advanced Placement (AP) credit may be used to satisfy prerequisite coursework provided that the AP credit is accepted by the applicant’s institution and is posted on the applicant’s official academic transcript.  Further documentation may be required to verify that AP credit granted in science courses meet the program’s admission standards.